Category Archives: prevention

Businessmen: Know Your Numbers

     Detecting symptoms of certain health conditions early, when they are more easily treatable, is a critical factor in helping men stay healthy. That is why getting all your doctor-recommended health care screenings in a timely fashion should be at the top of your to-do list.  Take the time to not only focus on […]

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Women, Know Your Numbers

Last year, SCORE (reported that businesses owned by women are on the upswing, with increases in revenue, employee hiring and brick and mortar expansion.   The SCORE report also found that women are more likely to start businesses in Healthcare, Education and Innovative Technology.  And as a  woman entrepreneur it is safe to say that you […]

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Flu Season Is Here!

Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization, pneumonia, and sometimes even death.  Every flu season is different, but millions of people are forecasted to get the flu each hear, with hundreds of thousands of those people getting hospitalized from flu-related causes. With several cases being reported throughout TN, people are contracting […]

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My Top Six “Man Essentials”

We are now deep into June, which is Men’s Health Month.  And with just one week remaining, I wanted to share what I consider to be the quintessential needs any well-wishing woman would want for her man. As varied and colorful and different as women are, we can ALL agree on one thing:  We want […]

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Between the Sheets

If you are serious about your body, optimum health begins between the sheets… Sleep is one of the most important factors in maintaining optimal metabolism, supporting normal endocrine function and regulating appetite.  Research noted in Psychoneuroendocrinology, suggests that sleep deprivation may sabotage healthy eating efforts, wreak havoc on your metabolism and weight management efforts, and […]

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Unsung Nutritional Superheroes

Last week you learned a few tips to keep you healthy and whole this winter season.  Today, the topic is on the tiny unsung heroes that aid in immunity, health support, and disease prevention:  Minerals.  A few of the many things minerals do, are help maintain water balance, aid in hemoglobin (blood) synthesis, regulate nerve […]

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WINTER WELLNESS

Here in Tennessee, as in many other parts of the world, Winter is a time of lower temperatures, seemingly less sunlight, erratic rain, sleet, ice, slurries and snow.  These conditions often bring about health problems related to decreased or suppressed immune systems.  The following are a few tips to help boost your immune system and […]

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The Burdens of Caregiving

Caregiving for the ill or elderly can take a toll on the whole family, more specifically the primary caregiver. A caregiver is the person who supports and helps a person in need of care regularly and continuously, because of personal – not professional – reasons. In this article, we will briefly address three of the […]

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The FDA is Stepping Up!

On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for us as consumers to make better informed food choices. FDA published the […]

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The Wrap on the Fads

Over the past four weeks, we have discovered that a fad diet is a diet that makes promises of weight loss or other health advantages such as fat loss and a longer life, but in many cases offer an unbalanced nutrition profile.  Fad diets are often restricted to certain foods and may work for a short while, […]

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